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How To: Set Up Your iPhone or Android as A Hotspot

Activating the personal hotspot on your smartphone lets you connect your computers and devices to the Internet using the cellular data connection on your device.  It’s easy to do and works on iPhone 3GS and later versions as well as most Android devices.

The key here is that you need an active data plan, as well as the tethering option added to that plan.  If you don’t have them, call your service provider to add them.  It’s also worth noting that if you are currently grandfathered in on AT&T’s “unlimited” data plan, you will need to switch to one of AT&T’s new data plans in order to use your phone as an Internet hotspot.  Below are instructions for turning either an iPhone or an Android smartphone into a mobile Internet hotspot.

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